Thursday, April 27, 2017

Green Truck Exposure Subject Arrested

Suspect Mendoza-Coria
On February 10, 2017, the Mesa Police Department responded to a report of a male subject exposing himself and masturbating in front of female juvenile victims walking to school. The male was described as Hispanic between 25-45 years old driving an older green or dark green extended cab Ford F150 truck.

Other incidents were reported with similar information provided and on April 25, 2017 while observing an investigative lead (IL) in this case, detectives observed the male driving a green Ford F150 truck contacting female juveniles walking to school around Extension and University in Mesa. Detectives observed the male’s suspicious behavior and, after contacting the females involved, learned he had exposed himself three times in just under a minute.

Detectives contacted the male subject who has been identified as 39-year-old Edgar Mendoza-Coria. Edgar resisted arrest and was ultimately charged with six counts of Public Sexual Indecency, six counts of Indecent Exposure and one count of resisting arrest. Edgar admitted to exposing himself to the females for an adrenaline rush and stated he has done this for the past two years in Mesa. All known victims are females between 12 and 17 years old. Further investigation is pending to determine if there are additional charges.

If anyone has information pertinent to this case, please contact the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Armed Robbery - Attempt to Identify

Case #20170840666
On March 25, 2017 at 8:47pm, the pictured suspect entered the Subway at 1840 W. Southern Ave. and approached the counter. The suspect produced a black handgun, which he pointed at the victim. The suspect stated, "Give me the money" and "Give me everything you've got." The suspect held out a small black bank bag for the victim to place the money from the register in. The suspect then walked out of the store and went eastbound.

The suspect is described as a Black male wearing a red zippered hoody, wearing a red mask with eye holes cut out, black sweat pants.

The handgun is described as black in color, possibly a Sig-Sauer brand.

If you have any information, please contact Detective Sullivan at 480-644-3512 (during regular business hours) or 
You can remain anonymous.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Theft of Credit Card - Attempt to Identify

Case #2017-0250393
A vehicle burglary occurred in Chandler between 2:30am on January 24, 2017 and 5:30 am on January 25, 2017; several credit cards were taken. On January 25, 2017 at 4:19am, the female pictured here used the victim's stolen credit cards at the Walmart at 1710 S. Greenfield in Mesa.

If you have any information, please contact Detective Spina at 480-644-3746 (normal business hours) or use any of the following methods to submit the information. You can remain anonymous.

Use our online form found here – (  Please fill in the case number in the Case Number field under Incident Information.
Text information to 274-637 (CRIMES). Begin your message with MESAPD.
Call our non-emergency number at 480-644-2211 and select option 2.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Circle K Robbery - Attempt to Identify

On 03-29-17 at 7:30 p.m., a black male wearing a black shirt over his head and face entered the Circle K located at 753 W Baseline Rd. carrying a black bag. The male walked behind the counter while the clerk was assisting customers and demanded money. The suspect removed a known amount of currency from the register and cartons of cigarettes from a display and placed them in the bag prior to exiting the store. No vehicle or weapons were seen.

Suspect description:
  • Light skinned black male 
  • black shirt over face
  • black glove on right hand
  • shirtless with a large scar/blemish on left side of back

Below are surveillance photos of the suspect, including an image of the scar/blemish on his back.

Please submit any information regarding the crime or identity of the suspect through one of the following. You can remain anonymous.

  • Text information to 274-637 (CRIMES). Begin your message with MESAPD; or
  • Call our non-emergency number at 480-644-2211 and select option 2.

Crime Stats - March

The following are the top 5 calls for service and arrests for each patrol district -- 03/01/2017 through 03/31/2017. 

To see which district you are in, click on each individual district listed at left to see their map.

Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Check Welfare399Check Welfare372
Subjects Disturbing374Subjects Disturbing357
Other Agency Assist212Warrant Arrest218
Civil Matter196Other Agency Assist207
Loud Music/Noise167Trespass192

Aggravated Assault12Aggravated Assault10
Breaking & Entering4Breaking & Entering6
Other Assaults50Other Assaults41
Disorderly Conduct32Disorderly Conduct33
Sex Offenses1Sex Offenses1
All Other
All Other266

Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Check Welfare406Check Welfare372
Subjects Disturbing330Subjects Disturbing280
Other Agency Assist210Burglary Alarm251
Suspicious Activity210Other Agency Assist201
Civil Matter186Suspicious Activity174

Aggravated Assault10Aggravated Assault5
Breaking & Entering6Breaking & Entering6
Other Assaults29Other Assaults22
Disorderly Conduct21Disorderly Conduct18
Sex Offenses3Sex Offenses2
Vandalism21 Vandalism10
All Other120 All Other106

Monday, April 3, 2017

Armed Robbery - Attempt to Identify

On March 22 at 1:40am, the two suspects pictured walked into the Circle K at 310 N Mesa Drive and began taking food from the shelves. They both walked toward the front door with the items in their hands. A customer stood between the suspects and the door and told them they had to pay for the food. The male suspect threatened to 'cut' the customer and pulled out a folding knife from his pants pocket and opened the blade. Both suspects left the store and were last seen running south on Mesa Drive, then east on 3rd Place.

Please submit any information regarding the crime or identity of the suspect(s) through one of the following. You can remain anonymous. 

  • Text information to 274-637 (CRIMES). Begin your message with MESAPD; or
  • Call our non-emergency number at 480-644-2211 and select option 2.